Dr Joseph Manuel Gomez
Head of NeonatalIntensive Care Unit (ICU)KK Women's and Children's HospitalSingapore
Dr J M Gomez graduated in Medicine from the University of Singapore in 1978. He obtained his post-graduate degree in Pediatrics from the National University of Singapore in 1986. He has been practising Neonatology in Kandang Kerbau Hospital since 1989.
His current appointments include:
- Head of NICU Service, KKH
- Coordinator of the Neonatal ECMO Program, KKH
- Chairman of Medication Safety, KKH
- Co-chairman of National Medication Safety Committee, MOH
- Director of Medical Informatics, KKH
- Co-chairman of Data Analytics Committee, KKH.
As Chairman of the KKH’s Medication Safety Committee and Director of Medical Informatics, he was one of the key players involved in the introduction of Closed Loop Medication Management System in KKH. KKH was the first site to introduce CLMM in SingHealth in 2011. He is currently overseeing the introduction of Smart Pumps in NICU, Electronic Results Acknowledgment, Medical Device Integration and Clinical Documentation.
He was appointed by Ministry of Health as the co-chairman of the National Medication Safety Committee since 2010. Other appointments under the Ministry of Health include:
- Member of High 5, Patient Safety Workgroup (since 2009)
- Member of Workgroup reviewing Clinical Quality of Care in NICUs in Singapore (2009)
He has co-authored a number of publications in Neonatology and has written a chapter on Managing Drug Error in Care in a textbook, Practical Obstetric Analgesia and Anaesthesia.
He has won several national and SingHealth awards for his work in clinical quality and patient safety:
- Improving the Nutritional Intake of VLBW, Singapore Clinical Quality Forum, 2005, 2nd runner-up
- Winner of “10 Best CPIP Projects” Award (SingHealth), 2005
- Reducing Bloodstream Healthcare Associated Infection, Singapore Clinical Quality Forum, 2009, 1st runner-up
- Enterprise Risk Management Excellence Award for the Best Team Effort, 2013
|ID||Course Name||Duration||Start Date|
|Patient Safety Course 2015||2 Days||9 October 2015|